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Doings Of The Common Council

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Council met on Monday evening - absent tlio Mayor and Aid. Deubel. Aid. Leiand in the cliair. A petition was received from J. E. Sumner and others, asking that the ordinanee prohibiting driving taster than six miles au hour might lie suspended, so as uot to apply to State street. On motion it was ordered that said ordi nance should not apply to State streèt between the hours of two and iive each afternoou. W. H. Harper presented a petition, signed by hiraself and others, inaking charges against the City Attorney and Policemen Seabolt and Felch, and demanding their removal. Laid on the table, and a committee appointed to investigito. A communication was reoeived from the bondsmen. of tho late City Treasurer, S. M. Webster, requesting that the suit recontly instituted against them should be withdrawn, and that the Council appoiut a time for meeting said boudsmen, to ascertain whether an amicable settlement can not be made. A committee, sisting of Aldermen Leiand, Dow, Vood, Smith, and Rogers, ivere appointed to meet said bondsmen, and Thursday evening designated for the time of meeting. Bills were allowed and warrants ordered drawn on the various ñmds as follows : First ward street iund, - - $54 62 Second ward street fund, - - 32 34 Fourth ward street fund, - - SU 59 Fifth ward street fund, "- - 32 26 Sixth ward street fund, - - 3 50 General street fund, - - -98 55 General fund, - - - 1,688 83 The committee reported the work on the alley trom Washington to Liberty street, botween Main and Fourth, completed according to contract, and fhat the same had been accepted by the committee. Report aceepted and committee discharged. Aiourned till Mondar evening uext. One "S.F.C." having taken President Angelí severely to do for not inviting distinguished alumni to open University Hall, we suggested a mode of reparation by a " postscript of a house wurniug," with an invitatiou to his discipliuarian to officiate. We regret to say that our " nice laid plan " has come to grief, " S. F. C." having pronounced it - in auother half column article- " a low fling at ourself, and one for which there is not a shadow of foundation :" that is, he won't sett!e in the way proposed. But, we must have been " barking up the wrong sapling," for it is hardly conoeivable that so youug and modest an alumnus as the "S. F. C." we had in our eye, could use the language quoted from his second bulletin : " We wrote only because we feit sad that a young man of such apparent abüity should inake such a mistake," etc. Those must be the words of " a iather in Israel rather than of so young a man as we suspected." - As to our charged " absenco of ability to answer our (S. F. C.'s) argument," we confess that we couldn't see it : and besides, we remember to have readonce aboutits "wrenching oneterribly to kick at nothing." A little ridicule is sometimes the most potent weapon, and will take effect where argument would be lost.


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